Principles of Ethical Argument

Objectives

This class is intended as an introduction to the classic argumentive styles of ethical reasoning. These are specifically the concepts of relativism, utilitarianism, and deontology.

Class Notes

In-class projects

Examination Questions

References

Moral and Philosophical issues

We spend a little time on moral issues, but primarily as a source of "values" that one brings to the table when attempting to make decisions, be they ethical, moral or not! An excellent example of decision making in a moral domain is to be found as a game or play entitled "Morality Play" produced by The Philosophy Magazine (TPM). Try it!

Environmental Ethics and Concerns

Of growing concern is the impact of the computer on the environment and the general concerns of professionals to bring a concern for the environment into the workplace.

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Last updated 2002/01/30
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